National and International Fairs

The trade fair landscape is not only developing positively in Germany - caravanning fairs are also popular abroad.

Development of caravanning fairs in Germany

With more than 268,000 visitors in 2019, the CARAVAN SALON in Düsseldorf cemented its leading role among the caravanning trade fairs in Germany. 12 percent of the visitors came from abroad. The number of visitors reached a new all-time high, as did the net exhibition area and the number of exhibitors. International companies accounted for more than a third of this and occupied a good quarter of the exhibition space.

The second most important caravanning fair in Germany is the “CMT” in Stuttgart. At the world’s largest public trade fair for tourism and leisure, caravanning as well as other tourism themes will be presented. Around 136,000 people, i.e. about half of the visitors, came to the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre primarily because of the caravanning offer.

The fairs “Reise/Camping” in Essen, CARAVANING HAMBURG as part of the “oohh!” in Hamburg, “abf” in Hanover, “Touristik & Caravaning” in Leipzig, “f.re.e” in Munich and “Freizeit, Touristik + Garten” in Nuremberg experienced successful events.

National Fairs 2018/2019

wdt_ID Fair Date Visitors 2018 Visitors 2019 Visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2018 Visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2019
1 CMT Stuttgart 12. – 20.1.2019
11. – 19.1.2020
267.823 263.448 109.807 136.993
2 abf with B.I.G. Hannover 30.1. – 3.2.2019
29.1. – 2.2.2020
90.553 94.742 26.260 27.475
3 oohh! Hamburg
(former REISEN HAMBURG)

6. – 10.2.2019
5. – 9.2.2020
71.194 78.596 26.342 29.081
4 f.re.e München 20. – 24.2.2019
19. – 23.2.2019
140.415 143.876 47.741 48.918
5 Reise/Camping Essen 20. – 24.2.2019
26. - 1.3.2020
94.644 94.856 36.911 36.994
6 Freizeit, Touristik + Garten Nürnberg 22.2. – 4.3.2018
27.2. – 3.3.2019
26.3. – 1.3.2020
98.192 104.900 37.313 39.862
7 CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf 25.8. – 2.9.2018
30.8. – 8.9.2019
254.096 254.096
8 Touristik & Caravaning Leipzig (DE) 21. – 25.11.2018
21. – 25.11.2019
62.983 23.934

Development of the worldwide caravaning fairs

With a new record of over 250,000 visitors, CARAVAN SALON 2018 proved its outstanding position as the world’s most important caravanning trade fair. The net exhibition area grew as did the number of exhibitors. The international significance of the fair is underlined by the fact that around one third of the exhibitors come from abroad.

The majority of international caravanning fairs experienced a positive year in 2018. The “National RV Trade Show” in Louisville/USA took place in 2017 for the last time in its previous form.

The Australian trade fair landscape is regionally structured, with three regional events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney instead of one national trade fair.

International fairs 2018/2019

wdt_ID Fair Country Date Visitors 2018 Visitors 2019 Proportion of visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2018 Proportion of visitors interested in caravanning (CIVD-Estimation) 2019 Visitors 2019
1 Seoul International
Sports & Leisure
Industry Show
Seoul
South Korea 28.2. – 3.3.2019 60.536 n/a
9 Tohoku Camping Car Show
Tohoku
Japan 16. – 17.3.2019 15.875 17.607
10 All in CARAVANING
Peking
China 14. – 16.6.2019 22.193 24.000
11 Scandinavian Caravan Show
Jönköping
Sweden 11. – 15.9.2019 34.502 35.800
12 Il Salone del Camper
Parma
Italy 14. – 22.9.2019 127.451 143.458
13 Caravanmesse
Lilleström
Norway 12. – 15.9.2019 13.289 13.739
14 Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs
Paris
France 28.9. – 6.10.2019 91.629 102.244
15 Kampeer & Caravan
Utrecht
Netherlands 9. – 13.10.2019 36.112 48.276
16 Caravan and Motorhome
Brüssel
Belgium 3. – 7.10.2019 22.000 26.999
17 Caravaning
Barcelona
Spain 12. – 20.10.2019 62.727 55.000
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